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[Xmca-l] Re: New Year's Perezhivanie



Well, there is a wide spread socially typified activity surrounding the new year which supports a summative reflection on both the perceived events (in our day this includes all the reported events that attach us to larger unfoldings with the personal meanings, evaluation, and feelings we attach to the events and reports) and the emotional/experiential passage of the person as they struggled to make away through all these perceived and interpreted events.  This in the new year is often combined with some kind of ritually induced belief that there somehow can be fresh starts.  So I guess the cartoon in this way reflects for many people the sense that Clara reports Vasilyuv as holding for perezhivanie.  (I know neither Russian nor Vasilyuv, so I cannot pass judgment on Clara's reading nor the reading of Vygotsky which does not match my own).

But Clara also then goes on to discuss a case of a transformation of what the subject considers to be the total situation the person is struggling through. So if one is not so attentive to new year rituals and is more caught up in the continuing struggles in which there is no predetermined moment of fresh beginnings, then the total situation is a bit different and so is the struggle. To me the institutionally determined date of January 20 looms much larger, and that leaves me with no desire to smash the past--but only turmoil as how to resist or transform what seems to be coming. That is the struggle to be experienced and engaged in.

I can hope that collective efforts and resistant institutions can change the trajectory of what is coming, but cannot make a ritual wish in the face of all signs of the many coming storms.

Chuck

----- Original Message -----
From: mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu>
Date: Monday, January 2, 2017 12:05 pm
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: New Year's Perezhivanie
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>

> The pieces of brick thrown up by this political hammering have not yet
> fallen and made the devastation personally experienced by the nation/world.
> 
> Still, genuinely, we can wish all of us 7.3 billion well in the new year.
> 
> So what do you think chuck, is this a good representation of perezhivanie?
> :-)
> Mike
> 
> On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 11:24 AM Charles Bazerman <
> bazerman@education.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> 
> > So you think 2017 has any hope of being any better?
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >
> > From: mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu>
> >
> > Date: Monday, January 2, 2017 11:01 am
> >
> > Subject: [Xmca-l]  New Year's Perezhivanie
> >
> > To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> >
> >
> >
> > > With the New Year, as our Russian colleagues put it!
> >
> > >
> >
> > > This image forwarded from a friend more or less sums up my experience
> >
> > > of
> >
> > > the past year. Thought you might find it interesting too.
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> > >
> >
> > > Vis a vis the discussion of perezhivanie: Does this image provide 
> us with
> >
> > > used (re-presented) behavioral evidence of a person undergoing
> > perezhivanie?
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Looking forward to the discussion.
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Feliz año nuevo!
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Mike
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> >